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Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm EST
in the city. i tell people now i am hope unhinge because now i believe in my heart of hearts there is no problem poverty, child list is. it is not can we but do we have the collective will? with kids we have tens of thousands of children on a waiting list for big brothers and big sisters. the data on mentoring is amazing. to drive down negative behavior but up with academic achievement with four hours per month i know we spend that watching our favorite tv shows watching their real housewives of new jersey and jersey shore. [laughter] if we would spend that kind entering imagine what we could do. they got my father was not on a waiting list. alice walker says most common way people give up power is not to recognize the have it in the first place. it can transform the outcomes with the programs are organizations. >> the book includes stories of people who have stepped up. your lens and she will be mother and a business executive bid newark to be filled with adults to hurt kids to prioritize drugs, careers are a selfish interest why do people step up? the world wants to ignore these
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Dec 23, 2012 7:45am EST
and the author of this book, his first book, "instant city: life and death in catchy." karachi." steve inskeep, what happened in karachi on december 20, 2000? >> i'll let you and thanks by the way for the invitation and what for you guys are doing. on december 20, 2009 there was a religious procession in the middle of this gigantic mega- city, one of the rapidly growing megacities in the world that was bomb. it's a tragic story but when you begin digging into the details of that single day, peeling back the layers, what i discovered was the star that to me a loom and it's the way the world is developing, the way the world is going. the way that different kinds of people are coming together in cities, sometimes quite violently, and thrashing out our future. this is an event i learned about that became this book. now, how many people were killed, who bombed to? >> about three dozen people. saying precisely who bombed who is challenging, but in the end it turned out to be am at least according to the authorities, a militant group which is why many militant groups that are little known in
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Dec 22, 2012 7:00pm EST
? since so many of us are looking for better jobs, i love the city left a job you love to do this. that. you said that you might write something else. were you going to do next? >> sure. the good news about this is that for me, when writing this book, there are certain things i could never write about. like any type of ongoing criminal investigation in any of that information is just completely out of bounds for me. you know, there is all sort of grand jury concerns and investigations. when i wrote this book, what i decided to do was instead of doing anything that would require industry permission, a stop to the topics and issues that i knew came nowhere even close to any type of privileges. whether criminal law or otherwise. other privileges as well. as an office, we were required to be under certain things. but i really touch on areas that i did not have to run my butt by the treasury department in any way shape or form. they weren't happy about the hard truth that i tried to deliver in this book. so it really wasn't -- i really didn't do anything or go in any of those areas. you know
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Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
they thought as an urban area or city on the frontier trying to get its act together? >> guest: oddly, the courts didn't have much to say in gun rights except in state courts where, for the most part, the early ruling by state and lower federal courts supported the right and saw it as not a right that belonged to criminals, to be used for criminal purposes, but more as a right that was in connection with civic duty, but the supreme court didn't say anything about the second amendment for, oh, about a century. they mentioned it briefly in a ruling in 1875 #, -- 1876, and that was one that arose out of a horrible massacre, one of the worst in the reconstruction period where a whole -- hundreds or more, blacks had tried to defend themselves in louisiana and were attacked by white crowd that, and the federal government attempts to president the attackers on the grounds they deprived the blacks who were killed of of their -- >> host: 14th amendment issue. >> guest: and the supreme court dbt find that the case and said at that time, you know, we don't see there was any racial motivat
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Dec 23, 2012 1:30am EST
the new brazilian president rio de janeiro city she called the most spectacularly youthful city she had ever seen and where the parties at the palace were fabulous. she did find it required quite a different -- they were experiencing a 75-degree climate change when they went in one day. until i bet you're the nixon's set off on another world tour. explained in a letter to helene that this was a fast and full trip. in the course of one day we were in three countries, thailand, pakistan and turkey. although her husband met with government leaders she again had our own schedule of events. again she wrote, it was a busy and happy but in such a short time so much could be accomplished. november of 1958 the couple traveled to london, where pat out much of the british press with her netting wardrobe and unspoiled manner. the following year they went to the soviet union and poland. in moscow that confronted nikita khrushchev in a famous kitchen debate during which the two leaders argued communism and capitalism in an exhibition of americans who markets. pat once again had our own agenda of
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Dec 23, 2012 12:00am EST
said the problem is upstairs. and went upstairs. this is in the heart of the city. so went upstairs. a few seconds later came down screaming. the devil jesus. 0 oh, the blood of jesus. this shall not -- he was looking at him, what is the problem in he goes there and encounters carvings of the deities. works of art, but because they're not picasso, they're works of the devil. this is nigeria, just like myself, and this is encountered on the comic level, the absurd level, and on the tragic level, which really is where we are today. in the situation where these holy warriors go to institutions, and this is one incident in nubi, went to the school, the institution, had a list -- they'd taken the trouble to penetrate and collect a list and they called oat the children one-by-one and shot them, 46. shot them,. i try as hard as i can to be as even-handed as possible in the book, but these are issues which agitate one rightly, i think. i try to be as balanced as possible. i can claim that because i have a feeling if the book -- in the process because a book sometimes begins -- even the pris
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Dec 22, 2012 9:00pm EST
still a free city protected by the western powers. in 1958, there was an ultimatum. the west had to be out of berlin in six months or else. this was a crisis, the gravest crisis of the cold war up to that point. the prez -- the press, congress, and the administration thought if meant war. we needed resolve to beef up the troops' strength and defy the red army. meeting privately with the leaders, president eisenhower said we're not going to do that. indeed, he said, we're cutting forces in germany by 50,000 men. his advisers and the congressmen bewildered. cut the troop strength? won't that show weakness? ike was all alone and heavily criticized in the press. he seemed utterly unphased. eisenhower had a great capacity to take responsibility. he may have seen that famous photograph taken of ike on the eve of d-day in june 1944. general eisenhower, the supreme allied commander, wearing normal uniform, talking to a group of paratroopers, geared up, faces blackened, ready to jump mind german lines. ike came to see the men because he was told they were not likely to come back. the airborne a
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Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
the catholic interracial council as a supporter of desegregation of the city schools. shriver's prominence in the commercial and social life of the state soon lead to interest on the part of the political leaders to nominate him for governor of illinois. but by then, his brother-in-law, john kennedy, was running for president. shriver served us kennedy's chair for illinois and also head of the campaign civil rights division. in that capacity, leading a campaign, he convinced kennedy to telephone caruthers scott king in the matter of his imprisonment on the trumped up charges. it was a risky move given the residual racism that still tainted american life. but many analysts had concluded that the phone call attracted enough african-american votes to the democratic party that your to win a razor-thin victory to john kennedy. after the inauguration, president kennedy asked shriver to assume leadership as the founding director of the peace corps. when asked why he had selected his brother in law for the job, kennedy said that if the project were to become a flop, it would be easier t
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Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
of mixed results so far. they do not have the test scores in new york city. some people are relieved to hear that. but in dallas, the $2 to get the second graders to read more books. and also to help them read shorter books. [laughter] but the larger question -- the larger question and this has come out in some of the comments what would become of some of these kids later when no one is paying them to read? what worries many people, those that object seem to be that offering cash to a young person to read a book may actually get them to read that book but may teach them the wrong lesson out reading that the goal was to cultivate the love of learning. but then we hear a counter argument. yes, the goal is to cultivate the love of learning, but maybe if kids haven't been exposed to reading and learning in the the july of it that the money or the lower form of motivation a kickstart the habit and then the haven't might take and they will carry on reading for the love of it. that is the counter argument. and it's difficult to know in any given case, any given unit of a cash incen
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Dec 23, 2012 3:30pm EST
century, venice is one of the biggest cities in europe, one of the biggest and richest and that's kind of remarkable because if you've ever been there, it's such a crummy place. rd, mosquito bitten, lagoons, very hard to build are the only reason italians ended up babies because they chased them off the good land. so yours is incredibly rich, incredibly powerful state, sending its trade mission to china, controlling creeks, lands along the croatian coast, controlling my inspiring to the italian and land. how did they do it? to the nations of this fabulous right we can still taste today, where the liquor in her to probably the most innovative and economic system at that time. they have a particular form of contract system, which allowed. unusually if you were a person willing to take on risk. even if you didn't have capital, you could share in a deal with the partner who did have capital: a trading nation in the guy who didn't have capital, but he raced his life took a share of the profits. this really was the reason you have this huge market title vicar and both of venice. but then, in
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Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm EST
story in the book from mike mulgrew, president of ust in new york city, when he was teaching he would identify kids who were at risk and bring them into his classroom and asked his class to support them and work with them. she seemed like a common sense but brilliant approach to making everybody part of the solution and raising all the those. >> guest: absolutely. one of the things we see often with kids who have special needs, learning disability or autism, so often the philosophy is to help give those kids tools to not be targeted or make them less likely to be targeted and avoid certain situations. >> guest: to avoid certain areas of the school that we know kids are vulnerable and where there is little supervision. that's only one piece. it's a case of social security skills, like autism is a social disability. one thing we have to do a better job and michael milbury's essay speaks to this is how do you educate the entire community about disabilities like autism or learning disabilities so it's not up to the person whose art is struggling to up were already struggling with social h
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Dec 23, 2012 6:30am EST
restrictions that are placed on -- i'm sure we've all seen the news, right quick cities and night raids are highly regulated. who controls the battle space is highly regulated. it takes a long time to commission plan. one of the things they were running into planning this mission was how to get there, what the helicopters could do, and what, when and where they would be allowed to go. essential to get back with was the idea they're going to fly to the valley, land i in the valle, unload the soldiers and then lie off. they initially wanted to fly to the top of the village and that broke down. they would repel out of helicopter and helicopters would fly off. because restriction, but because of what the pilots were comfortable doing, they ended up having to settle for this mission can which was to land in the valley and unload, which anyone who knows any kind of basic -- to fight uphill is never a good idea. you never want to do that. infantry 101. if you take the high ground, you wonder. so what the commanders had to pretty much rectify was where were they going to place the risk. that's
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 1:30pm EST
, went to a store i wouldn't linger in the contested neighborhoods if you went into sadr city and some security it was a million times better than it was in 06 and 07 and i have to say from a military perspective the surge did strike down level violence and it's the surge that made it possible for the forces to leave the there are a very unsettled political issues including the worrisome trend by the iraqi government. >> the inside story of the struggle from iraq to george tebeau bush to barack obama. it's november of 2012 right now. how many americans are in iraq as we speak? >> what they are is about 200 all the miller duty to american military personnel succumbed to the embassy and the primary duty is to sell american military equipment to the f-16 and the white before the attache function and then there is a true resizable american embassy which is going to be contracted by the state department reduced by may 25%. but what you don't have, and there is a consulate in kurdistan and outside of basra in iraq but the united states has lost a lot of situational awareness of the seven in
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Dec 23, 2012 10:00am EST
president kennedy involved in everything. i think filing for divorce. city comes out with 600 pages or so. if everything arnold schwarzenegger has ever done from growing up in a time australia and the bodybuilding. pages and pages about hottie building. it is incredible -- and some is an incredible american immigrant story. he becomes a movie star and then becomes governor of california. meanwhile, this is an affair with the housekeeper about five pages in the book. and he deals with it doesn't say much, makes a mistake, regrets it in those situations. i got an interview with him on the phone friday before the book was coming out. he already agreed to be on 60 minutes and they had a lot more time. midway through the interview he said i don't -- and i cannot do arnold well. he said i don't like to read this interview is going because he thought to many questions have to do with the housekeeper, not about his accomplishments as governor. if you like arnold shorts and bigger, it's all there. it briefly made our bestseller lists and then went away. >> host: political pundits. we get the po
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00am EST
, and they mostly at that time lived away from the city, so we didn't really encounter african-americans. and even to this day there are very few african, people of african descent in argentine ya. >> host: lila quintero -- >> psychiatry booktv.org to -- visit booktv.org to watch any of the programs you see here. type the title on the upper left side of the page, and click search. you can also share anything you see on booktv.org easily by clicking share on the upper left side of the page and selecting the format. booktv streams live online for 48 hours every weekend with top nonfiction books and authors. booktv.org. >> up next on booktv,
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Dec 23, 2012 9:15am EST
, imperial live in the emerald city was about baghdad. "little america" is about afghanistan. >> and now on c-span2 we bring you booktv. on this holiday weekend, we've extended our booktv programming until wednesday, december 26th, at 8 a.m. eastern. and here are some of the programs to look out for this weekend. today at 2 p.m. eastern in light of congress discussing the so-called fiscal cliff, booktv highlights a few programs about economics. michael j. sandell, george w. bush, steve forbes all weigh in. and then at 9 p.m. craig whitney sits down with the former president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence to discuss his book "living with guns: a liberal's case for the second amendment." watch these programs and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >>
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Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
had a miscarriage. he missed her and he bought her some gloves. then he went home to monticello city could be this way. every winter the revolutionary war, george washington suffering through the freezing weather valley forge was martha washington with her white bonnet. by starting the first ladies beget new insights on on the presidents and new insights on other things. apropos to my book washington -- -- alexander hamilton one of the chapters in the book talks about hamilton's history of womanizing. for example bill clinton was not the first and bill clinton was not the worst when it comes to misbehavior in high office. there's a long history of it and arnold schwarzenegger and john edwards, david petraeus had nothing on alexander hamilton. if you read for example letters written by martha washington going to the winter camp, she didn't complain about the weather. she didn't complain about the harsh conditions but she did complain about one thing. there was a was a tomcat one winter that was misbehaving and it was noisy and kept her awake at night so she nicknamed the tomcat alexan
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